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Dissemination Of Sustainable Alternatives To Methyl Bromide

Dissemination Of Sustainable Alternatives To Methyl Bromide

Objective

Methyl bromide is a significant ozone depleting substance. It was added to the Montreal Protocol in 1992. The Regulations EC2037/00 & EC3093/94, required reductions in methyl bromide consumption and the consumption is scheduled to be phased out in EU on 01/01/05 for the majority of its uses. In the EU countries, non chemical & chemical alternatives to methyl bromide (MB) are available and have been adopted in several uses in soil disinfestations and in post harvest sector. However it seems that many factors are limiting a wider application & for several uses it would be not feasible to expand the use of these alternatives.

The project will set up and implement a coordination framework improving the delivery of sustainable alternatives. The partnership is composed of 10 partners from 6 countries (France,Italy,Spain,Belgium,Romania,Greece) using high quantities of MB and Belgium where MB has been continuously decreasing. They represent different types of organisations (technical transfer organizations, research institutes, experimentation centres, national agencies & associations) with the critical mass required. AREFLH will be the coordinator.

Therefore the objectives are:
1) Identify problems impeding the adoptions of alternatives to methyl bromide and collect data on development work and ongoing research on used successfully alternatives;
2) evaluate the implementation of successful alternatives and select good practices in successful alternatives;
3) Define dissemination tools in order to promote the transfer of good practices and coordinate the methodology and the content of the messages delivered to all the concerned actors;
4) Ensure a dynamic and efficient governance of the project.
5) Internet dissemination: create an online list of electronic contacts of public administrations, chemical industries, academics representatives from EU member states that will be updated on the status of the project and the content of the knowledge base as it is updated by means of an e-newsletter

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Coordinator

ASSEMBLEE DES REGIONS EUROPENNES FRUITIERES, LEGUMIERES ET HORTICOLES

Address

37 Avenue Du GÉNÉRal De Larminat Immeuble Point Centre
Bordeaux

France

Administrative Contact

Jacques DASQUE (Mr)

Participants (10)

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CENTRE REGIONAL D'INNOVATION ET DE TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE

France

COMITE ECONOMIQUE AGRICOLE FRUITS ET LEGUMES DU BASSIN GRAND SUD OUEST

France

INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACION Y FORMACION AGRARIA Y PESQUERA. CONSEJERIA DE INNOVACION, CIENCIA Y EMPRESA, JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA.

Spain

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU INDUSTRIALIZAREA SI MARKETINGUL PRODUSELOR HORTICOLE

Romania

UNIVERSITY OF TURIN

Italy

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS ADVANCED SYSTEMS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFORMATICS AND TELEMATICS S.A.

Greece

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22660

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 575 200

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

ASSEMBLEE DES REGIONS EUROPENNES FRUITIERES, LEGUMIERES ET HORTICOLES

France